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GREENLEAF COMPASSIONATE CARE CENTER employees voted overwhelmingly to unionize and join United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 328. / COURTESY UNITED FOOD AND COMMERCIAL WORKERS UNION LOCAL 328

Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center employees to unionize

PORTSMOUTH – The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 328 announced late Monday that the employees at Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center voted overwhelmingly to...

McKee: Legal marijuana a ‘small-business opportunity’

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee says he sees the legalization of recreational marijuana as a "small-business opportunity," and he is signaling that his...

JWU to offer degree in cannabis entrepreneurship

PROVIDENCE – Johnson & Wales University is launching a Bachelor of Science degree in cannabis entrepreneurship at its Providence campus, JWU announced Dec. 2. The...
MASSACHUSETTS recreational marijuana shops posted more than $20 million in sales in 2019, according to the state. / AP FILE PHOTO/JULIO CORTEZ

Mass. marijuana shops report $420M in sales in 2019

BOSTON (AP) – Recreational marijuana shops in Massachusetts raked in more than $420 million in sales in the first full calendar year of legalization,...

High-driving arrests rise in Vermont, but there’s nuance in the numbers

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – In the first year that recreational marijuana was legal in Vermont, the number of drivers arrested by state police for...

Raimondo planning to introduce recreational marijuana proposal, despite opposition

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said she still plans to introduce a proposal in January that would legalize and regulate recreational marijuana and...

Union gets toehold in R.I.’s marijuana industry

THE NASCENT CANNABIS INDUSTRY in Rhode Island is expanding quickly and attracting the attention of a national union best known for organizing supermarket workers. The...
REGULATION LITIGATION: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo filed a lawsuit calling budget provisions passed by the General Assembly in the fiscal 2020 budget giving veto power to the GA regarding marijuana and hemp regulations unconstitutional. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES

Raimondo sues over marijuana regulatory power; GA signals it was already...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in Superior Court that argues against a provision of the fiscal 2020 budget...

Legal ‘gray area’ surrounds CBD-infused food and beverages

2018 was a busy year for the cannabis industry in the Northeast. Vermont legalized recreational marijuana, while Massachusetts saw the opening of its first...
STEVEN HOFFMAN, chairman of the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission, speaks with several businesspeople after giving a speech before the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday. / PBN PHOTO/WILLIAM HAMILTON

Mass. cannabis official cautions R.I. on legalization issues

PROVIDENCE -- One of Massachusetts' top cannabis officials offered advice for Rhode Island Tuesday morning as state lawmakers here kick off the debate on...

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